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Foreword from CBC Chairman

Gregory Zoughbi, Chairman of the Board

Dear CBC Members and Friends,

Welcome to the new business year! We are kicking off the season with our Annual Back to Business on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi wherein we will be highlighting our focus in this fiscal year. We have an exciting year coming up with events including Thanksgiving Brunch, ADIPEC and IDEX Networking Receptions, Maple Leaf Ball plus many more. We are also in discussion with several high profile Canadian and UAE organizations to join the CBC family and organize specialized events. More information will be shared in due course. I look forward with confidence that this will be yet another highly successful year!

Gregory Zoughbi | Chairman of the Board


Facts about biometrics

30 July 2018. Biometrics collection is recognized globally as a reliable, accurate tool for establishing identity. More than 70 countries around the world are using biometrics in their immigration programs. READ MORE.




Canada expands air transport agreements with Egypt and the United Arab Emirates  

27 July 2018. From visiting friends and family to getting goods to markets around the world, Canadians rely on a robust aviation industry with diverse international air services. Expanding Canada’s existing air transport relationships allows airlines to improve their service offerings, which means more options and convenience for passengers and businesses. READ MORE.





Trudeau cabinet shuffle brings new faces, several changes for run-up 2019 campaign

18 July 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made significant changes to his cabinet, bringing five new ministers to the table and creating new portfolios for seniors, intergovernmental affairs and border security. READ MORE.





UAE Minister of Energy & Industry Visits Western Canada and Deepens UAE Ties with Alberta and Canada

15 July 2018. His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE's Minister of Energy & Industry, who was joined by His Excellency Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Canada, visited Calgary in Canada's western Province of Alberta from July 8-11, to attend the inaugural Canada-UAE Business Council (CUBC) Symposium, the Stampede Investment Forum, and serve as the key-note speaker at the TD Securities Calgary Energy Conference. READ MORE.





The UAE and Canada; two nations, one shared goal - enhancing prosperity

11 July 2018. This week will see an important gathering in Calgary hosted by the Canada-UAE Business Council that will contribute to the growing relationship between the United Arab Emirates and Canada. I am pleased to be participating in my role as Co-Chair of the Council, a relatively young organisation, which is facilitating long-term relationships to improve overall market-accessibility between the two countries. READ MORE.





Alberta to hire trade specialist in United Arab Emirates         

11 July 2018. Alberta is seeking to hire a trade representative in the United Arab Emirates as Canada’s energy-rich province looks to bolster its business in the Middle East. The provincial government said Wednesday it will spend $600,000 on a three-year-contract to hire a trade specialist in the country, likely based out of Abu Dhabi or DubaiREAD MORE.


Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria debuts in Dubai under the Apparel Group umbrella 

14 August 2018. Apparel Group, one of GCC’s largest retail conglomerates announced the opening of Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria by British Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver in Dubai’s popular hub, Jumeirah Lake Towers – Cluster R. This is the first Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria to make it to the Middle East and only the sixth of its kind in the world, serving up authentic Italian Neapolitan hand-stretched pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, salads, nibbles, delicious desserts and amazing healthy breakfast options. READ MORE.





Bombardier Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results 

02 August 2018. Bombardier reported its second quarter 2018 results, including strong earnings growth, margin expansion and improving cash usage. The Company continues to make solid progress executing its turnaround plan and confirmed that it is on track to achieve its 2018 guidance and 2020 targets. READ MORE.





SNC-Lavalin grows backlog to $15.2 billion and reports second quarter results for 2018

02 August 2018. “We are very pleased with our first six months performance, which is in line with our expectations and reached a milestone of over $15 billion of backlog,” said Neil Bruce, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. READ MORE.





BMO Capital Markets' Fixed Income Strategy Group Earns Top Rankings from Institutional Investor

19 July 2018. BMO Capital Markets' Fixed-Income Strategy group has earned top rankings in Institutional Investor's 2018 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team Survey. Rankings are determined by input from more than 1,900 portfolio managers and buy-side analysts from around the world, collectively overseeing nearly $10 trillion in U.S. fixed-income assets. They select the best firms in high yield, investment grade, economics and strategyREAD MORE.





Hilton Abu Dhabi Welcomes New F&B Manager   

04 July 2018. Eugene Conradie has taken up the role of Food and Beverage Manager at the historic five-star hotel at the Corniche. In his new role, Eugene will oversee all food and beverage operations across the five-star property from planning and controlling orders to managing finances and purchases. READ MORE.



Economic Update and Regional Insight

Monday, 10 September 2018

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

CBC members: AED 160

Non-CBC members: AED 210

Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi and several other business groups for an informative session regarding economic update and regional insight with Chavan Bhogaita, Managing Director & Global Head of Marketing  Insights and Strategy, First Abu Dhabi Bank



Annual Back to Business

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

CBC members: AED 60

Non-CBC Members: AED 100

Join the Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi to welcome the new business year. The CBC Board of Directors will be announcing the 2018/2019 events planner wherein we will be highlighting our focus for the fiscal year.


The New Foundations Regime and Other Legacy Planning Tools Available in the UAE

Monday, 24 September 2018

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Abu Dhabi Global Market

CBC members: FREE

Non-CBC members: AED 150

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) in partnership with M/HQ and the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi and several other business groups, are delighted to inform you that they will be hosting an event on the new foundations regime and other legacy planning/asset protection tools available in the UAE.


Thanksgiving Brunch 

Friday, 12 October 2018

11:30am - 3:00pm

Hilton Corniche Abu Dhabi

Come celebrate Thanksgiving Brunch with traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Turkey and all the trimmings, entertainment for adults and kids and a lot more. Sponsorship packages are available and early bird offers for CBC platinum and gold members. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Awais Chughtai at



Save the Date: ADIPEC Networking Reception 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Venue: TBC

Networking Reception for companies participating at the ADIPEC. Sponsorship packages are available and early bird offers for CBC platinum and gold members. To learn more, please contact Awais Chughtai at

CBC Abu Dhabi is now accepting online payments when you register to our events or pay your membership fee.

Sponsorship Opportunities for CBC Abu Dhabi Flagship Events

The CBC Abu Dhabi will be holding its major flagship events for 2018-2019. Sponsorship packages are attached for the following events:

 Thanksgiving Brunch | 12 October 2018   ADIPEC Networking Reception | 13 November 2018
IDEX Networking Reception | February 2019   Maple Leaf Ball | April 2019

  Early bird offers for CBC Platinum and Gold members. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the CBC office at

  Speed Networking

29 August 2018. CBC Abu Dhabi participated at the Speed Networking - an efficient, face-to-face professional networking model that enables participants to make lots of new contacts through one-on-one focused conversation lasting just two minutes. 


Summer Social

25 July 2018. CBC Abu Dhabi participated at the Summer Social - an evening of casual networking, giving our members and guests the opportunity to make valuable contact with others working in Abu Dhabi. 





Canada Day Celebration

30 June 2018. CBC Abu Dhabi participated at the Canada Day Celebration. Members and guests enjoyed the afternoon of Canadian food, festivities and fun.  





Annual General Meeting

27 June 2018. CBC Abu Dhabi held its annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors reported on activities in the past year as well as the financial reports. 



    The Louvre - a floating dome of light and shade

    25 June 2018. CBC Abu Dhabi participated in an informative session regarding the Louvre Abu Dhabi. 


    Exclusive invitations to meet delegates from Canadian led trade missions


    Priority invitations to selected CBC VIP events 


    Promote your company on the CBC website by joining the Members Benefits Scheme and through CBC social media


    Members rates at CBC events


    Access to Online Directory page 


    Ability to contact other members via the CBC portal 


    For corporate members, membership is under the company's name and includes two representatives 


    Special offers and discounts to CBC membership card holders for services, products and selected outlets in Abu Dhabi.


    Please click Member's Benefits and Member's Discounts to learn more about our program. 



    Are you a nurse, a teacher, a military service man/woman or a spouse of a CBC member? You get 50% off for the individual membership (i.e. AED 500 annual fee plus 5% VAT). Avail the discount by emailing

    CBC Abu Dhabi has a Member-to-Member scheme wherein corporate members can promote their products and services to other members. Interested to showcase your business? Please contact our CBC office at 

      Join our growing professional community in LinkedIn. The CBC Abu Dhabi account and page have currently 3,100+ followers. Get connected and view the latest trend and update. 

    Please click CBC LinkedIn account and page to connect.

    Congratulations to our CBC members who won complimentary vouchers from CBC Gold member, Hilton Abu Dhabi.

    • Complimentary voucher dinner or lunch buffet at La Terrazza for one: Mustali Jivanjee, CBC member since May 2011
    • Complimentary one day pass at Hiltonia Beach and Pool for one: Ramin Khadem, CBC member since June 2018

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